Playing for Change 3

March 10, 2019
Playing for Change 3
Playing for Change Records
Producer: Playing for Change
Number of discs: 1

Playing For Change was founded in 2002 by Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke. Producers Johnson and Enzo Buono traveled around the world to places including New OrleansBarcelonaSouth AfricaIndiaNepal, the Middle East and Ireland. Using mobile recording equipment, the duo recorded local musicians performing the same song, interpreted in their own style. Among the artists participating or openly involved in the project are Vusi MahlaselaLouis MhlangaClarence BekkerDavid Guido PietroniTal Ben Ari (Tula), BonoKeb’ Mo’David BrozaManu ChaoGrandpa ElliottKeith Richards, Toots Hibbert from Toots & the MaytalsTaj Mahal and Stephen Marley. This resulted in the award-winning documentary A Cinematic Discovery of Street Musicians.

Mark Johnson was walking in Santa Monica, California, when he heard the voice of Roger Ridley (deceased in 2005) singing “Stand By Me“; it was this experience that sent Playing For Change on its mission to connect the world through music.

The founders of Playing For Change created the Playing For Change Foundation, a separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.


Source: Wikipedia